A cytokine pathway in the control of inflammation and pain
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- Medicine and Radiology
|Professor John Hamiltonfirstname.lastname@example.org||8344 5480||Personal web page|
|Dr Ming-Chin (Kevin) Leeemail@example.com||8344 3292|
Summary Chronic pain has led significantly to the opioid epidemic and the need for improved therapy. With this in mind the project is designed to understand how a particular protein controls inflammation and its associated pain.
Inflammation is the key to much pathology and pain, for example, that associated with arthritis and cancer. The project aims to explore at a molecular level the novel biology of a particular protein (cytokine) in its control of inflammation and associated pain.
To ensure broad training, the project at the interface between the immune and nervous systems will encompass a range of both in vitro and in vivo techniques to determine how the cytokine is produced and how it acts. The studies are linked to the industry development of much needed therapies to control inflammation and associated pain.
A PhD scholarship is available with a stipend equivalent to the Research Training Program rate ($31,200 per annum). A waiver of tuition fees may be considered for a competitive international candidate.
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